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Oriental Areadocks

Japanese haute cuisine in Brescia

by Lavinia Colonna Preti
Oriental Areadocks (BS) — Lombardia Secrets

The only Japanese haute cuisine restaurant in Brescia, Oriental, located within the Areadocks world, is inspired in its decor and cuisine by the philosophical topos of Iki, understood as seduction and spiritual energy, a secret beauty to be discovered as an intentional act.

At Oriental you are welcomed by ancient armor from feudal Japan, whose hieratic presence refers to the samurai code, the Hagakure, which literally means “hidden by the leaves”, or “in the shadow of the leaves”.

It is the first piece of a concept that combines with another philosophical topos of Japanese culture and the ethical code of the samurai and geisha, that of Iki, a hidden beauty that suggests that under the leaf there is the fruit, but you have to lift the leaf yourself, otherwise the fruit has no flavor.

Oriental Areadocks (BS) — Lombardia Secrets
Oriental Areadocks (BS) — Lombardia Secrets

We want our guests to experience an authentic journey through the culture of the Land of the Rising Sun, allowing them to experience the many still unknown dishes of Japanese cuisine.

Oriental is all this, an invitation to an immersive experience in food and the purity of its ingredients and to discover an “orthodox” Japanese cuisine faithful to a tradition mostly unknown to us.

The chef is the young Xyrex Baraquel, with important experiences behind him from Iyo Experience, Armani Nobu and the Bulgari Hotel, who, together with the exceptional dining room staff, takes the guest on a cultural and flavor journey in the most fascinating Japan.

Oriental Areadocks (BS) — Lombardia Secrets

You will be able to discover the Picanha ravioli, the Kakuni Pork, the caramelized braised meat that cooks for hours, over a very slow heat, to explode with softness, taste and character, as well as the unmissable Wagyu meat, a beef from a special Japanese breed, which presents itself with a surprising marbled effect.

Impressive dishes to pair with an international offering of wines and, of course, sake.

Oriental Areadocks (BS) — Lombardia Secrets
Oriental Areadocks (BS) — Lombardia Secrets

The visual and sensorial storytelling does not stop at the dishes alone, but also extends to the olive wood furnishings and the delicate Orenji shades of the coverings, a symbol of joy and spirituality framed by soft lampshades made from rice paper umbrellas that descend from the ceiling.

Oriental is the latest addition to Areadocks, unique in Italy, a true hub of entertainment, design and taste which includes a 6,000 square meter boutique hotel with 13 suites, a private spa, a design studio, a concept store, 4 restaurants, 5 cocktail bars, 1 pastry shop and a multifunctional hall which is, at the same time, reception, lobby and lounge bar.

Oriental Areadocks (BS) — Lombardia Secrets

A world with an incredible vibe which, despite having a very specific common soul, has managed to amaze and entertain for 20 years with vertical formats, each with a distinctive personality, which allow you to experience Areadocks at all times of the day. It is no coincidence that it is perhaps the only place in Italy, not located in a tourist resort, which attracts visitors from beyond the Lombardy region for evenings that never end.

The Secret

Areadocks was born in 2004 in a former railway warehouse, hence the name in English, from an initial “heart” dedicated to interior design projects. A lifestyle world that has never stopped, enriched year after year with new openings with a glam and international mood.

Useful Info

Oriental Areadocks 
Via Gerolamo Sangervasio 12/A
25121 Brescia
Tel. +39 030 40190

Tasting menu: from 75 euro
Starters: from 14 euro
Pasta & rice: from 23 euro
Mains: 28 – 51 euro

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